May 21, 2020

Vicki and friends stack up the miles for children’s charity


Would-be marathon runner Vicki Carter-Bland made sure her favourite children’s charity didn’t miss out when the London race was postponed. Vicki got a team together and staged her own challenge in aid of Round Table Children’s Wish – on her birthday. Vicki, a teacher at Rawlins Academy in Loughborough, said: “I’ve been wanting to run the London Marathon for years … Read More

Fax the way we like to order in our groceries!
May 11, 2020

Fax the way we like to order in our groceries!


A family-owned grocers in the South has seen a boom in orders thanks to a blend of old-fashioned personal service and online technology. Fifth-generation Dike & Son has bucked the retail trend by not having to furlough or lay off any of its 75 staff during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Kellie’s pub garden marathon to help poorly children
May 4, 2020

Kellie’s pub garden marathon to help poorly children


Marathon runner Kellie Clark wasn’t going to let the lockdown get in the way of her fundraising for Round Table Children’s Wish so she recreated the London Marathon in her pub garden – dressed as a pint of beer.

WFH – where fraudsters hang-out
April 29, 2020

WFH – where fraudsters hang-out


Leading cyber-security company C3IA Solutions is warning of the dangers of home working, while accepting there are huge benefits. The government is so concerned it has launched a new website where people can send suspicious emails.

Aerospace sector proves its worth as a national asset
April 24, 2020

Aerospace sector proves its worth as a national asset


The aerospace sector has swung into action to help the country fight coronavirus, proving its worth to the nation, according to the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC). Its members and others in the sector and its supply chain have utilised their skills and knowledge in an effort of collaboration not seen since the war.

Darling e-bids of May
April 17, 2020

Darling e-bids of May


Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneers is holding its biggest online auction to date in response to the pandemic lockdown.
Clive Emson has 64 lots, covering southern England, the West Midlands and South Wales, with the online sale on Wednesday, 6 May.

#kids4dccf – cancer charity launches campaign
April 16, 2020

#kids4dccf – cancer charity launches campaign


Children across Dorset are being asked to help raise money for a cancer charity that has seen its funding slump during the coronavirus crisis. Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gives grants to families who are facing hardship because of cancer – help that is required more than ever at the moment.

Funding for innovative responses to coronavirus pandemic
April 15, 2020

Funding for innovative responses to coronavirus pandemic


Innovative businesses in the South and South-West are being encouraged by PKF Francis Clark to apply for grants to fast-track technological solutions.

Golfers swing into action against coronavirus
April 7, 2020

Golfers swing into action against coronavirus


Golfers from Ferndown Golf Club are helping build a defence against the Coronavirus by sourcing face masks for NHS workers. Club member John Hollingdale, an orthopaedic surgeon, knew that most face masks used in the building trade would protect against infection from Covid-19.

Online auction bids well
April 5, 2020

Online auction bids well


Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auction firm recorded £13.5m of sales in its second auction campaign of the year. In a rapidly changing situation, due to pandemic measures by the government, Clive Emson had to cancel its five March ballroom sales across southern England at the 11th hour.

#kids4DCCF – how the youngsters can help
April 1, 2020

#kids4DCCF – how the youngsters can help


Children across Dorset are being asked to help Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) in this time of crisis by doing some simple and fun fundraising during their time away from school.

Coronavirus is creating crooks, warns expert
March 27, 2020

Coronavirus is creating crooks, warns expert


Sick crooks are using the Coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a leading cyber-security company has warned. C3IA Solutions said emails purporting to offer COVID-19 test results and cures and selling protective equipment have been circulating.